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reproductive sytem

Postby angel92 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:05 pm

The reproductive system may seem a bit isolated from other body systems in that its purpose is to create new life, not just maintain existing life. But there are significant relationships between the reproductive system and other body systems. Name three organ systems that the reproductive system especially depends upon, and briefly explain that dependence. Then name two systems whose anatomy or physiology is influenced by the hormones of the reproductive system, and describe these influences.
i know its not molecular biology
but i want answer and i cant understand :?:
can anyone help me please
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Postby Babybel56 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:49 am

The reproductive system, like all body systems, is interlinked. The first part of the questions might throw you off a bit. Start by thinking big. Everything in the body needs oxygen and a blood supply, both of which link to the circulatory and respiratory systems. Whilst parts are autonomous the vast majority requires messages from the CNS to perform its functions correctly, linking it to the brain and nervous system. Finally there is always the need for raw materials that can only come from digesting food in the intestines.

More disturbingly perhaps the male ejection system (for want of a better phrase) is inextricably linked with the urinary system - the urethra provides passage for both urine and semen.

For the last bit I'd go with thinking about which sex hormones have a significant effect elsewhere - think about oestrogen and testosterone, which have wide-spread effects across the whole body. For example testosterone has been shown to prevent the onset of osteoporosis (the formation of air cavities in the bones). You can Google the effects of these two and find a huge amount of material - take your pick! Sex hormones are meant to have an ancient role in body function, and so their roles are very diverse.
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